Things to try: Sexuality and gender identity
Tips for supporting your teenager
Many teenagers question and explore their sexuality and gender identity during adolescence. There are a number of things that you can do to help your teenager learn more about the concepts of sexuality and gender identity. If you'd like to understand more about sexuality and gender, and the impact it can have on teenagers, read our fact sheet on sexuality and gender identity. You can also talk to other parents on the forums about things they’ve tried or share your story to help others.
Otherwise, see below for ways to support your teenager.
Watch this video to learn more about preventing the rights of your teenager from being compromised. Read more
Watch this video to hear from a family and how they navigate this issue. Read more
Ross Jacobs discusses sexuality and how to support a teenager who is exploring their sexuality. Read more
Learn about concepts that will help you understand and talk about sexuality with your teenager. Read more
You can be your child’s biggest advocate in helping them accept and be proud of their sexuality. Read more
Ross Jacobs from QLife explains how you can best support a transgender teenager. Read more
Get some tips on communicating with your teenager about sexuality and gender identity. Read more
By ‘coming out’, your teenager is taking steps accepting themselves, and ownership of who they are. Read more
Read Mel's story about her son Jacob and their transitioning journey. Read more